Armstrong State Baseball Splits Pair Of Games In Daytona Beach Sunday

Armstrong State Baseball Splits Pair Of Games In Daytona Beach Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Armstrong State University baseball split a pair of games on Sunday, wrapping up its season-opening weekend of action in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Pirates defeated host Embry-Riddle, 4-2, in the first game but fell to Valdosta State, 8-1, in the second game.

The Pirates (1-2) will return to action on Wednesday, hosting Morehouse at 2:00 p.m. at Pirate Field in its first home game of 2017.

Against the Eagles, freshman Tanner Hall (1-0) spun a complete-game four-hitter, walking two while striking out 10 to pick up the win in his first collegiate start.

Sophomore Zack Goble and freshman Timothy Gray had RBI singles in the top of the first inning to give the Pirates an early 2-0 lead, but Embry-Riddle's Cody Bogart delivered a two-run double in the second to tie the game at 2-all.

Freshman Will Hodges' RBI fielder's choice in the seventh snapped a 2-all tie and gave the Pirates a one-run lead. Junior Chandler Corley's RBI fielder's choice in the eighth capped the scoring.

Junior Mike Warren went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead the Pirates' 13-hit attack, while Goble went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Embry-Riddle pitcher Jackson McFarland (1-1) took the loss in relief for the Eagles, giving up three hits and one run in three innings.

In the second game of the day, Valdosta State's Daniel Williams hurled a complete game seven-hitter, giving up one unearned run while striking out eight in the 8-1 win for the Blazers.

Warren accounted for the lone run for the Pirates, hitting a leadoff triple in the fourth and scoring on an error.

David Wortham went 3-for-3 with two runs scored to lead the Blazers.